Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

ABC judge’s proposed decision: revoke Sidelines, Toby & Jack’s licenses

ABC judge’s proposed decision: revoke Sidelines, Toby & Jack’s licenses

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Administrative Law Judge Alberto Roldan has ruled that the alcohol serving licenses for Arcata bars The Sidelines and Toby & Jack’s be revoked. The recommended decision follows a four-day hearing in Eureka in September during which allegations of drug dealing in the

City to proceed with statue removal and relocation

City of Arcata ARCATA – On Tuesday, Nov. 6 registered Arcata voters had the opportunity  to vote in favor of, or against the McKinley statue measure, known as Measure M. The majority of Arcata voters (62.16 percent) voted Measure M down. As such, the City  Council’s vote from Feb. 21 still stands, and city staff

Arcata Police Log: Gusty McFoulmouth’s hortatory halitosis

• Monday, October 15 1:37 a.m. Anyone who may have noticed the man in boots and a leather jacket worn over a hospital gown trundling down Janes Road, carrying his clothes in a bag, may have wondered about the back story. It was one fueled, shock-shockingly, by a surfeit of distilled spirits. After a noisy

Another downtown stabbing

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE On 11/09/18 at approximately 2:08 a.m. Arcata Police Department officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 800 Block of J Street in Arcata. Upon their arrival, officers located a 22-year-old male that had been stabbed during an altercation. Officers learned the victim and his friend had been skateboarding with three other

Blue Lake Notes: Ready for the rain

I have to admit, I’m ready for the rain to come, but at the same time I am enjoying the fabulous, sunny, fall weather we are having. It makes the late fall activities more enjoyable. Grange breakfast The monthly Mad River Grange breakfast is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 11. Enjoy a hearty meal of

Childhood wellness programs highlighted

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt County’s governmental departments focus on treatment of social dysfunction, First Five Humboldt is working on its prevention and the agency’s annual report details the work done in 2017. Mary Ann Hansen, First Five’s executive director, gave a presentation on the report at the Oct.23 Board of

Meet Arcata’s new Police Chief Brian Ahearn

City of Arcata press release ARCATA – The City of Arcata announced today that Brian Ahearn has been appointed Arcata Police Department’s new Chief of Police. The incoming Chief of Police will be responsible for ensuring that the Arcata Police Department is supporting the Arcata community’s core values essential to contemporary law enforcement, continuing the community’s high

Madrone, Shepherd clash over General Plan Update rezones

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In a hearing that included accusations, audience interruptions and cross-talking, county planning commissioners found that implementing the county’s updated General Plan won’t be easy. At their Nov. 1 meeting, they reviewed the General Plan’s variety of rezonings along with a controversial “matrix” of landowner requests. The less controversial